Bollywood Director Ram Gopal Varma, who loves to be around controversies, recently revealed about his tumultuous friendship with protégé Anurag Kashyap. Anurag, who landed in a dream city Mumbai way back in the 90s, got a helping hand by Ram Gopal Varma. He insisted the director’s in films like ‘Shool’, ‘Kaun’ and ‘Satya’, where Anurag was handling the writer’s chair.
Soon after the release of ‘Satya’ in the late 90s, Anurag parted ways and since then they have never worked together. Recently when Ram Gopal Varma was asked about his love-hate relationship with his former student Anurag, he said: “I never had a cold war but always had a hot war. We have a bonding, I love him and he hates me. We both are not making films together. He hates all my film and I like some of his films. I liked ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ a lot.”
There was a time in the Bollywood when Ram Gopal Varma films were always turned out to be a big hit whether it’s Urmila Matondkar’s Rangeela, Manoj Bajpai starrer ‘Satya’ or Ajay Devgn starrer ‘Company’. His directorial ‘Rangeela’ and ‘Satya’ are still considered the Cult films. After 2007, his films were started turning out as flops and his last Hindi release ‘Satya 2’ was also disappeared from the Box-Office in 2013.
On the other side, Anurag Kashyap started reigning high with his realistic crime-based films ‘Gulaal’, ‘Black Friday’, ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ series and ‘Ugly’.
It’s nearly a period of two decades, they have never worked together for a movie. Hope to see them together soon. Meanwhile, Ram Gopal Verma’s Latest ‘Killing Veerappan’ is slated for May release. The remake stars Sachin J Joshi, Usha Jadhav and Lisa Ray, apart from Sandeep Bhardwaj in the lead role.